BINGLEY Weekender is showcasing some of Yorkshire’s finest upcoming bands this summer.

Here’s a selection of the acts appearing at the festival, taking place from August 30 to September 1 at Bradford and Bingley Rugby Club.


  • The Blinders. Doncaster band blending “heavy-handed indie rock and lyrics about dystopian worlds”.
  • Marsicans. Leeds trio, currently one of the UK’s fastest rising indie acts.
  • Dead Naked Hippies. Art-rock outsiders with a lot to say. Their ferocious sound is compared to Smashing Pumpkins and The Kills.
  • The Elephant Trees. They create a kaleidoscope of punk, alt-rock and disco.
  • Apollo Junction, releasing debut album Mystery, influenced by the likes of New Order, Giorgio Moroder and The Cure.
  • Gauranga. Bradford band who create lively riff-based indie rock.
  • Venus. All-female punk-inspired five-piece from Leeds promoting feminism and activism.
  • King No-One. Started out as buskers, and are now a major player on the local music scene.
  • Koyo. Leeds band who are a major factor in the city’s burgeoning music scene.
  • Fudge. Recently announced as one of BBC Introducing West Yorkshire’s ‘Ones to Watch 2019’.
  • Gang of Four. Pioneering post-punk band.
  • Fling. Describe themselves as ‘Wonky Pop’ and have started to build a committed following for their live shows
  • Ørmstons. Four-piece pop band from Leeds, laced with indie riffs.
  • Park Fires. Leeds 80s-influenced electronic indie-pop duo lighting up the local scene with glimmering synths and potent lyricism.
  • Indigo Project. Bright vibes and blazing guitar hooks
  • Tranqua Lite. High-octane art-rock, idyllic and melodic.
  • Sounds Like A Storm. Indie-rock ensemble with a rapidly growing catalogue and fanbase.